The Parking Services Division provides for the management of public parking within the City of Santa Cruz, including Parking Enforcement of metered and timed parking spaces and in Downtown Parking Lot Facilities,
Off-Street Parking at the Municipal Wharf, Locust and Soquel/Front Garages.
Parking Maintenance is responsible for all parking meter, gate access equipment, meter equipment and lot maintenance, and meter collection in the City.
The Visitor Parking Brochure is a valuable resource with details on all of the parking options available for cars and bicycles. Use it to find free and paid parking spaces, short- and long-term. Learn how to pay using your smartphone or our ParkCards at city meters or pay-by-space locations.
Wharf Parking Rates
Wharf Parking Rates including Summer, Winter, Holiday and Locals' Rates [PDF]
Parking Smartphone Application Free app to find parking lots and rates
PARKER -- A new smartphone application is available for iPhones and Androids. PARKER is free and once you have it, you can locate our City of Santa Cruz parking lots and see the rates for each lot.
Try it: http://www.theparkerapp.com
Downtown Parking Tips
- Tip #1 - Using Pay Machines
- Tip #2 - Parkcards
- Tip #3 - Parkmobile pay by phone
- Tip #4 - Meter colors
- Tip #5 - Free spaces
For more information please contact: